About Us

Academy Building

The Salisbury Association is a community based organization providing an organizational “umbrella” for the Land Trust, Historical Society, and Civic Activities committees of the Association. The Association is unique in New England where many towns have separate dedicated organizations to provide these services. By providing shared office space, staff, and an exchange of ideas, the group
becomes greater than the sum of its parts.

Founded in 1902 by James Harrison, Robert Scoville and Malcolm Rudd to preserve and improve Salisbury, the Association was an immediate success, gaining more than 400 members in its first year. In 1903 it initiated a tree-planting program in town, planting 257 trees in addition to aiding the Town in the fight against Dutch Elm disease. During its first decades the Association sponsored such town-wide events as a summer “Old Home Week” celebration and the annual September Fair, first initiated in 1913. The Association purchased books for Salisbury Central, for Scoville Library as well as sponsoring the Town’s 175th anniversary and its Bicentennial.

Today, the Salisbury Association is supported by enthusiastic, energetic volunteers and Board members. To learn more about the organization’s activities and volunteer opportunities email us at: salisburyassn@gmail.com or

A history exhibit at the Academy Building - Laura on the right

Drop by the Academy Building, next to the Post Office, to say hello. Laura, our Executive Assistant, is always glad to see you.

The Academy Building
at 24 Main Street is open:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Telephone:  860.435.0566
Email:  salisburyassn@gmail.com
Snail mail:  PO Box 553, Salisbury, CT 06068

Click here to view a timeline of the Salisbury Association